Jackie Powell

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Jackie Powell
Full name John Mercer Powell
Date of birth (1871-12-12)12 December 1871
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Date of death 19 December 1955(1955-12-19) (aged 84)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Inside centre
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1891 - 1903 South Africa 4 ()
Correct as of 15 October 2007

John "Jackie" Powell was a rugby union player who represented South Africa 4 times, once as captain. At 19 years 260 days, he is one of the youngest ever players to have represented South Africa. He also played first-class cricket for Griqualand West.

Powell attended St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown in 1890.[1]


  1. ^ Poland 2008, p. 139.